The foliage, which is completely free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, is carefully roasted over high heat to create a fragrant finish. Hojicha, which has little caffeine and is easy for children to drink, has been made into a handy tea bag.
At Miyazaki Chabo, they began tea cultivation over 80 years ago in the early Showa period (1926-1989) by planting tea seeds. Their motto is “making tea that makes you feel better when you drink it. We always try to make tea that makes our customers feel energized, healed, delicious, and happy when they drink it. We hope you will try our tea.”
Gokase-cho, where Miyazaki Tea House is located, is a mountainous area in the northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture, with a panoramic view of Aso, Nekodake, Kusumi, and Mt. The tea plantations are spread out in the high-cool area at an altitude of 600 meters, and the difference in temperature between morning and evening produces a very fragrant tea. Because of the high altitude, there are few pests, and Miyazaki Chabo began pesticide-free and chemical-free cultivation in 1983, and obtained JAS organic certification in 2001. Unlike tea made by steaming, the tea leaves are roasted to produce “Kama-iricha,” which is rare in Japan, and gives the tea a refreshing aroma and taste. It goes well with rice, making it the perfect tea for everyday use.
They are also trying to produce a variety of teas such as organic black tea, oolong tea, and sannen-bancha (three-year tea) using the kama-firi-tea method. Although there are times when yields are low due to the enormous amount of weeding work and pests and diseases, everyone is working hard to cultivate tea to ensure safe and reliable tea production. In recognition of these efforts, they were awarded the Emperor’s Cup at the 2002 National Agriculture and Forestry Festival.
- Place of origin: Gokase-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture
- Contents: 5g x 20 tea bags
- 形式: 茶包
- Manufacturer: Miyazaki Sabo Co., Ltd.
- 《How to drink》Put one packet in a teapot and steep for 30 seconds in freshly boiled water.